Graduate Program

About the M.S. Program



MS Degree in Biomedical Science, track Pharmacology


Program Director

Holly Colognato, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacological Sciences


 The Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology MS track provides a sound scientific foundation for students pursuing careers in the academic, pharmaceutical, and government sectors. In addition, the MS degree provides an opportunity for students to complement and enhance their academic backgrounds in preparation for advanced training in PhD programs and a variety of health-related schools (medical, dental, and veterinary, among others).

 With a strong research component, a major goal of the MS program is to develop advanced technical and problem-solving skills through direct engagement in the process of scientific discovery. Research opportunities include the therapeutics of cancer and infectious diseases, cardiovascular and endocrine pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and drug design. Coursework in the program complements the research component and aims to provide depth and breadth of knowledge in pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell biology, immunology, computational biology, and neuropharmacology.


Successful Completion of the MS Degree will:

- Help prepare students for careers in the academic, pharmaceutical, and government sectors.

- Provide students with a solid scientific foundation for advanced studies leading to the PhD, MD, and other professional degrees.


To request information about applying to our program contact: 

Janice Kito

Department of Pharmacological Sciences
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8651
Phone:  631-444-3027